GAY USA: Barney Frank, Jerry Nadler and Melissa Sklarz on ENDA
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Producer Gay USA
We kick off this week's "Gay USA" with our guest transgender activist Melissa Sklarz to do a post mortem on the debate in the US House over the Employment Non-Discrimination Act which was passed covering sexual orientation but not gender identity and expression. We will show you clips from the debate featuring Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) defending the need to drop gender identity, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) telling the Congress why it is wrong to separate sexual orientation from sexual orientation (and why he was one of seven pro-gay, pro-trans members to vote against Frank's bill), and anti-gay Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) condemning the charade tactics of the Democrats on the transgender amendment (which was withdrawn by Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).
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